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WAI Site Usability Testing Recruitment Screener

Last updated $Date: 2003/10/20 21:24:12 $ by $Author: shawn $
Developed by WAI Site Task Force of EOWG and AIR.

on this page: Participant Contact Info Captured | Professional Demographics | Technical Experience | Participant Disability


Participant Contact Info Captured

Introduction text

Hello, my name is [X] from the [X]. We are [a not-for-profit] organization engaged in a Web accessibility study with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative.

We are seeking Web developers to participate in a usability test of a Web site dedicated to making other Web sites accessible to people with disabilities. The session will last about an hour and you would be provided with an honorarium of [X] for participating. This is not in any way a sales effort. The feedback you provide regarding this Web site would directly influence the development of a high profile Web accessibility resource. Does this sound like something you might be interested in?

Great! Do you have about 5 minutes to answer some questions that will let us determine whether or not your professional background is appropriate for the study?

Professional Demographics

  1. What is your occupation and title?
  2. Which of the following best describes your work environment?
  3. Where do you currently work?
  4. How would you describe your role or interest as it relates to Web development and/or making Webpages accessible to people with disabilities?
  5. What computer platform do you usually use? (Ex. Windows, Unix, Macintosh)
  6. What Internet browser(s) do you usually use? (Include version)
  7. Is your organization involved in making Webpages accessible to people with disabilities?

Technical Expertise

I'm going to ask some questions about your familiarity with making Web sites accessible to people with disabilities.

  1. I will read you a series of statements, please indicate which of the statements best reflects your understanding of Web accessibility issues. When it comes to Web accessibility would you say you are a:
  1. What Web accessibility Web sites, guidelines, or standards are you familiar with?
  2. Have you ever accessed the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web site to locate information?
  1. In the last year, how often have you visited the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web site to locate information?
  1. What authoring tools (software) do you use to develop Web sites?
  2. How proficient are you in each of the following (1 not proficient, 2 somewhat proficient, 3 very proficient)?
  1. What other Web technologies are you proficient in?
  2. We are particularly Interested in including people with disabilities in this study: Do you have a disability?

Participant Disability Questions

  1. Are there any accommodations you will require to participate in the study that we should be aware of? (fatigue, equipment, communication, etc.)
  2. If blind or low vision: What is your preferred reading format for materials we might hand out during the session?
  1. If blind or low vision: What is your preferred reading format for materials we might send to you in advance of the session?
  1. If communication limitation: Would you prefer to have some of the questions ahead of time to prepare your answers?
  1. Do you use any assistive technologies (AT), or specialized computer access software or hardware? Which ones? (Screen readers, Voice input, Alternative keyboard or pointing device). If no: Thank, ask for referral, decline
  2. Which assistive technologies (AT) do you use to visit Web sites? (version numbers)
  3. How long have you been using this/these assistive technologies?
  4. How would you rate your skill with the assistive technology/ies (on a scale of 1-7, 7=very skilled, 1=not skilled at all)?
  5. Do you have transportation available that would enable you to come to our facility in Concord, MA?
  1. To ensure that your computer accessibility customizations are available to you, would you be able to bring the computer and/or assistive equipment technology you normally use to access the Web with you?
  1. What assistive technologies should we have on-site to facilitate your exploration of the Web? (Get exact version numbers)
  2. (If cannot attend) Would you be interested in having our study facilitator coming to your location (home, office, etc.) to conduct the study? (The purpose of having us come to you would be to enable you to use your own equipment and its customized settings.)

Thanks for taking time to answer my questions. Your background matches the people we're looking for and I would like to invite you to participate.

As an aid to our note-taking and data collection, we will also videotape the session for our internal review.

(Obtain contact information)

This study will take place in our usability research facility in [location]. I will send you a letter confirming your participation on [date] and providing you with directions to our office. What is the best way to send this letter to you?

Thank you very much.


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